About Us

Why RightWalk?

Because development demands policy reforms

RightWalk strongly believe that a level playing field which ensures equal access to the opportunities to everyone brings in the maximum benefits for the people, and hence, forms the basis of an equitable, inclusive, and socially just society.

Since its inception, RightWalk has prioritized Social Inclusion, and this has remained the hallmark of its practice. At RightWalk, everyone is a Public Policy Entrepreneur who envisions “Social Inclusion,” and cognizes that Public Policy Advocacy is important for the change we wish to see. We have been perpetual in improving the laws, the policies and the systems that impact inclusion and the communities we serve, giving us an opportunity to be one among the most persuasive and compelling messengers of social inclusion on the planet.


While sometimes understanding a policy is enough — other times you need to change it, explain it, or advance it. RightWalk has the knowledge and experience to bring key issues to key decision-makers, committees, state agencies, and communities. We have accomplished over 16 policy wins and ammendments by examining policies, and providing the time and attention it requires.

Key Strengths

that make us unique

  • At RightWalk, we believe that strengthening institutions is more effective than creating parallel systems, though the latter has significant role to play in fostering innovations.

  • RightWalk has necessary knowledge, contacts, the skills of negotiations and consensus-building, and knows who to communicate with, to get results. At RWF, we believe that knowing people is winning half the battle. We have strong relationship with UP Government at several levels developed over a period of four years.

  • We have strong collaboration with print media and TV channels including Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, DNA, Hindustan, HT, ToI, NBT, DD, ETV, ZEE News, News18 and FM Radio etc. which cover our story almost on daily basis. National TV channels NDTV and India TV have also covered our story.

  • We have strong network with public and social eco-system manifested by our strong ties with National Informatic Center-UP, WB and Jharkhand, Microsoft Research, Stanford University, Central Square Foundation, and UNICEF who are some of our technology, strategic and thought partners.

  • RightWalk is known for bringing mindset shift from exclusion to inclusion in politics, bureaucracy, media, public and schools in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Stakeholders

    impacted so far

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    Children studying under RTE section 12.1.C

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    Parents of both RTE & non-RTE kids reached

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    Private Schools registered on RTE Portal

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    District Admnistration Networked

    Milestones

    That matter most

    • Policy Wins

      RightWalk's efforts led to the modification of neighbourhood definition in RTE Section 12.1.C from 1 km to ‘Ward’ in urban areas & ‘Gram Panchayat’ in Rural areas, Financial assistance of ₹5,000 per child to kids enrolled in pvt. schools under RTE, Removed the constraint where a child could seek admission in a pvt. school under RTE Act, only in absence of government schools in his/her neighbourhood

    • Legal Wins

      RWF played an integral role in identifying pertinent arguments which helped the state win the case against Management of a prominent pvt. school in Lucknow, which was denying admissions under RTE. The H’onable High Court delivered a landmark interim judgement, ordering the erring school to take admissions of 13 children.

    • RTE Web Portal

      The RTE Web Portal, developed in collaboration of National Informatics Center, Lucknow - RightWalk Foundation - State Government, Uttar Pradesh, was launched by then Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Akhilesh Yadav on November 20, 2015 in an event jointly organized by RightWalk Foundation and the Basic Education Dept.

    FROM THE COMMUNITY

    THE PEOPLE

    leading RightWalk towards creating
    an equitable, inclusive and just society

    Our Governing and Advisory Board Team

    Governing Board


    SAMINA BANO

    Founder, Chairperson

    Governing Board


    MANISH THAPA

    Chief Growth Officer

    Advisory Board


    ERIK VAN DER SCHAFT

    Advisory Board Member

    Advisory Board


    ANAND GOVINDALURI

    Advisory Board Member

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